The Barcelona team defeated Leganes with 3:1 in a match in the 31st round of La Liga, played against 72 126 spectators at Camp Nou. Lionel Messi was again above all, realizing a hattrick (27, 32 and 87). The Castilian team managed to score through Nabil El Zhar in the 58th minute. Barcelloni scored 12 points in front of Atletico Madrid and 16 in front of Real Madrid before Sunday`s derby. In addition, the `blue-red` equalized Real Sociedad`s record of 38 non-defeat championship predicted by football picks games. Leo Messi equalized Mohamed Salah in the dispute over Europe`s top scorer.
Ousmane Dembele got a seat in the starting lineup next to Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi. Philippe Coutinho replaced Andres Iniesta and Andre Gomez entered Sergio Busquets. Sergi Roberto acted as a left end defender. The Butarche guests staged a 4-2-3-1 circuit with central striker Norman Amrabat.
The Catalans started aggressively in search of an early goal. In the ninth minute, they set a speed action, Dembele knocked to the right, the ball was weaned, then Andre Gomes kicked in the defender`s body. In the 11th Gerard Pique did not clear well, but then stood at the right place at Amtrak`s shot. In the 17th, Leo Messi set up a corridor for a shot in the near corner, but goalkeeper Ivan Kueyler was careful and killed in the corner. A minute later, Luis Suarez made a very attractive blow from the air, although he had to turn quickly to the door. The ball passed very close to the beam, going out. In the 19th, La Pulga jumped from the depths and passed in parallel to the goal for Luis Suarez, who failed to outwit Pichu Cueyar seven meters from the goal.
The 27th `los cules` deserved the result. Messi gently stroked the ball past the wall and hit the door of the Castilian team. The execution was abo ut 23 meters, and the ball flashed in the corner of the wall near the beam. Five minutes later the Blaugranas doubled. Ivan Rakitic handed over to Coutinho, who found precisely the invading Messi. Despite having a defender on his back, Leo held the ball and routed it to the right corner of Cueyar with a 13-meter lead - 2:0. In the last minutes of the half-time, Asier Garitano`s boys looked more boldly at the door of Marc-Andre ter Stegen, who did not have to interfere.
The second part began with the opportunity to the front of the hosts. Claudio Beauvue`s header fired over a brilliant header after a fine move from the right, After the break, Ernesto Valverde`s graduates slowed down. `Los Pepineros` played more aggressively, looking for the return of intrigue. The 58th Judge waved the double ambush flag of Suarez and Pique. In the 68th Pique failed to intervene at the sword, the attack of the guests continued to reach El Zara, who shot at 20 meters, the bal l knocked slightly on Sergi Roberto`s leg and fought in the bottom right corner of Ter Stegen - 2:1. The hosts reacted with a nice exit pass to Messi in the 73rd minute. The Argentine jumped himself against the goalie, tried to pass it, but Cueyier raised his hands and played with them on the edge of the box. At 81, the ball thundered just before Luis Suarez, who struggled and headed over the goal-block ahead of the empty door.